Externally mounted, AC electrically powered rescue hoist Model 44311 uses the Collins Aerospace proprietary translating drum cable management system. The hoist design also incorporates a Weston style load brake and overload slip clutch for added safety.

Cable lubrication extends cable life and helps arrest corrosion.

Features & benefits

  • Capable of high fleet angle allowing hoist operation in high winds or other circumstances requiring an off angle lift
  • Symmetrical braking reducing dwell time on direction reversals and enhanced braking capability
  • Cable foul onset sensing
  • Continuous duty cycle allows for multiple victim rescues without a cool down period
  • Single point payout reduces potential for hoist-induced load swings using translating drum technology
  • Worldwide field engineering services available

Design features

  • Designed to exceed the U.S. Army’s strict EMI requirements defined in ADS-37A
  • Hour meter logs total operation time
  • Emergency cable cut
  • Down limit override for quick cable changes
  • Redundant limit and decel switches
  • Night vision compatible controls
  • Cable length display on operator’s pendant
  • Searchlight or hover control pendant
  • Intercom switch on pendant
  • Priority hoist controls for pilot
  • Integral 4 point and post mount in same hoist model

Translating drum technology

  • Fixed cable payout point
  • Reduced chance of load spinning
  • Significantly reduced loads on the level-wind
  • Allows for the use of larger diameter rollers at the cable payout point for improved fleet able capability and cable life
  • Tighter fairing fits for reduced FOD & environmental ingress into the hoist system
  • A consistent cable location relative to the aircraft, winch operator and doorway


  • Sikorsky H-3, S-61, S-70, S-92 (dual or single), Airbus AS332, UH-60L, UH-60M, Boeing CH-47 and Kamov Ka-32